The NY Post reports:
Gov. Paterson's wife -- emotionally stunned at President Obama's request that her husband not run for another term -- ripped into him today, saying that it's "very unfair" the president asked New York's "first African-American governor" not to seek office.
"You never heard of that before," Michelle Paterson, in her first comments on the situation, said following a luncheon in Midtown.
"David's the first African-American governor in the state of New York and he's being asked to get out of the race. It's very unusual and it seems very unfair."
Paterson added, "I never heard of a president asking a governor not to run ... so I thought it was very unusual that this would be asked of David and I don't think it's right."
Obama aides have asked the embattled Democratic governor, who has done poorly in recent polls, not to run for governor in 2010.
Paterson said her husband was shocked at the request.
"I think he was stunned. Like I said this is very unusual," she said.